Battle of Eltham's Landing

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Battle of Eltham's Landing
Barhamsville
West Point
Began:

May 7, 1862

Ended:

Same day

Location:

New Kent County

Theater:

Eastern Theater

Campaign:

Peninsula Campaign

Outcome:

Inconclusive

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Combatants
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Commanders

William B. Franklin
Brigadier General, USA

Gustavius W. Smith
Major General, CSA

Strength

11,300

2 brigades

Casualties

194

48

  

Franklin’s Union division landed at Eltham’s Landing and was attacked by two brigades of Smith’s command, reacting to the threat to the Confederate army’s trains on the Barhamsville Road. Franklin’s movement occurred while the Confederate army was withdrawing from the Williamsburg line. (NPS summary)

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